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track to the south of us, we'll be dealing with inland snow as well. this is what we're going on now. and we see sandy to the south. this is going to the north. we're watching this front that's moving across the nation to the east. they will meet up as we go through the weekend. and sandy is large but it will get larger as they get together and interact. we are talking about sandy but let's talk about the weather, it's impacting the kids this morning. this is important. we look at the satellite and radar closer to home here. we're dealing with the patchy fog. there are delays across the eastern shore due to the fog. reduced visibility. four in york. in terms of temperatures, we're mild. look at ocean city the humidity is out there at 100%. you are watching the fog across the area as well.
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we'll track sandy, i'll tell you the impact and what you need to do to prepare for the storm. back to you. >> you are preparing the bad news things are hard to come by. generators flying off the shelves and people are preparing and trying to do what they can to get ahead of the storm. >> they are preparing for thousands of outages. you will remember from back in june there was criticism for the utility provider and they will be proactive. sherrie johnson has more in preparation for sandy. >> reporter: some people are out shopping and hitting the stores getting ready. and prolonging the power is a top priority. we headed to the lowe's store. and there were lots of empty shelves by the end of the evening. after the storms with outages lasting for days and a week for others, larger generators were a good investment.
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that's what people were going for. manager at this store hope to get an emergency shipment of more in as soon as possible. customers are not the only ones. they are preparing for hundreds of thousands of outages throughout maryland. and bgs taking advantage of the storm a few days away. >> bge has mobilized employees and we're reaching out to several groups to bring in crews to help news the event we do see the outages from the storm. >> reporter: now, if you are not going out to get a generate your, make sure you have batteries and flashlights and collect non-perishable items and personal items like medicine. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. we'll work to keep you safe go. to for the latest of the storm track. you are seeing a shot there of new york. the big apple could be impacted by this depending on the
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direction that sandy goes. >> if that is hit, it will be tuesday. for us earlier. we're staying on top of that and no matter what happens. let's get to the roads. and we have a crash to talk about. and at columbia road. everything is moving along here at 195. no problems getting to dc and north to 695. we check in and take a look at the expressway here. no delays from to 695. and once you get on and head downtown. 695 no problems to report all the way up to towson and on the west side normal conditions now will take you 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 to 95. that's a look at traffic. back over to you. when you hit the roads you may notice more police out
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there. starting tonight the police will be out on the roads and looking for drunk drivers. linda so is here to tell us what this is about. >> it is keeping you and your family safe. starting tonight at 9:00, officers throughout the state will be getting into their patrol cars to scan the roads looking for drunk drivers. to tell bus this is the officer with the baltimore county police department. tell us about the project. what is it called and what are you looking to do. >> it is saving our loved ones or project solo it is aimed at targeting the roads with the crashes that are alcohol related. we have seen lots of alcohol related arrests. we're targeting those to get that driver off the roadway and make them safer and reducing the crashes and injuries. >> is this about writing tickets. we were talking about this but some people will be like they are out to write tickets.
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it's not that. >> it's not about that at all but removing the impaired driver from the roadway and making them safer. >> starting tonight at 9:00, you will get in your cars and targeting the areas. how long will the operation last? >> it starts tonight and runs through december. it is throughout the state. law enforcement are all getting together for project solo to to conduct this. >> reporter: the goal is to make sure there is no one who knows from drinking and driving. >> that's the goal here in maryland. we want it to be zero. >> reporter: thank you for that. officers throughout the state will get in their cars to scan the roads. in white marsh. >> man accused of a shooting at a church heads to court today. and floyd palmer thought the
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linebacker ray lewis was out to get him. he opened fire because of the fears after he and another were killed. he was charged but exonerated. what do you meaner was committed to a hospital and released six years ago. this is a tough story to hear. a puppy found in a home. how he is doing. >> it is tough to see this. we want you to hear this story. and 330 pounds lost and he has a long ways to go. he was ashamed to talk down the street. we're starting our check list for you. you are doing it at home?
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>> we're watching sandy. e traffic is pecking up here. and that's the shot we're used to seeing. and wind cos goes on sale. the operating system is a radical departure with tiles replacing the start button. >> and new apps from the left and. can you read your e-mail and search the web. >> nice. move over high definition
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the first tv went on sale. it has a screen and 13 mega pixel and in the film sky fall. those are your tech bites.
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we have a live look. things are calm. can you see the waters are calm and no winds. this could change though in a matter of hours. and sandy is heading north after slamming into cuba.
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11 people in that country. >> and as ed payne reports, people along the east coast are being told to be ready. >> reporter: the surf is up in florida where sandy is making an impact even though it is off shore. forecasters expect sandy to hug the coast line. and one resident know was to do. >> i tie them together, make sure there is nothing loose in the yard. other than that, that's all we can do, secure the windows and the storm doors and things like that. >> reporter: the bags are filled in new jersey. margate public works director said the goal is to keep the water from reaching homes and businesses. >> they will be piling up the sand along the front. water damage is worse than any other. and the hardest thing is to stop it once it comes up. >> reporter: he is warning people to stock up and be prepared for the worst.
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>> the electric is out have food on hand, i think you should have plenty of water to drink. then i say plenty i mean for a few days. batteries a radio. >> reporter: sandy has been nicknamed franken storm. it could hit before halloween and run into a storm from the west. >> we cannot say it enough, be prepared. people think it will blow out. no matter what it will be bad. >> we're going to get the impacts 2 to 4 inches of rain or 5 to 8. >> what are you talking about with the accurate forecast you that have been doing, you are talking about the size. >> it is huge already just by itself. when it comes in contact with the colder air it will be even larger. let's talk about what is going on as we look at our satellite
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mode. this looks different today. we have the satellite mode on. this is showing you the higher cloud tops there. we're dealing with thunderstorms wrapping around the center. this will be a more healthy storm as it goes through time as well it will stay at a category 1 hurricane as it starts to move up the coast. we can see what is going on here as we look at it. a category 1 storm continuing even as it approaches our area. we can see that here and see that cone of uncertainty. can you see that jog to the west. you may wonder why will it make the turn to the west. and we have an area of high pressure. it is a blocking high so the hurricane could not get through the high. it has to make the turn. that's where it is taking the
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turn. can you see how wide it is from virginia up to the north around new england, we're looking at new york but it will make landfall to the north of us so we will not be having the hardest impacts. but if it makes it to the south around virginia, we'll get the more devastating impacts, we can see the tracks now. this is the one that takes it across the area. a ed we're looking at winds sustained at 50 miles an hour. these are tropical storm force winds and 65 plus. we could be getting into the hurricane range. that's a possibility. we're looking at rain 56789 to 8 inches. flooding and with that front moving through. we're talking about snow across the area. so this is the scenario that we're looking at. we like it where it goes to the north. can you see the high there. the winds sustained at 30 -- 30
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miles an hour. and they are gusts but windy. the rains are 2 to 5 inches. we will deal with the coastal flooding. no matter what, we are going to get impacted. you need to plan accordingly now. not tomorrow but today. we will be dry. a great time. the cold blast here with the storm. temperature wise the cool side. don't need the coat. we want to show you this before i send it over to lauren. we're looking at the rain. and we're going to be dealing with the heavier rain as we go into sunday. we'll hold off. over to megan. >> thank you. now one of the things we think about with the storm how we prepare but a lot of times we forget about our family members our four-legged friends f there is a lesson from katrina, can you tell us how to
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prepare with your fets. >> you want to make sure they are included in the plans. and if there is a storm coming, make sure the pet is with you, don't leave them outside or at the house. plan ahead. can you do a quick disaster kit. i put things together. >> what did you bring, what will make it easier. >> the backpack is good to have that can you have in there all the time. vet records if you have to go to a hotel that takes pets the dog has a rabies shot. and they are finding places that do. make sure you have a up to date picture in case he is lost. this is my dog. now people have the pictures on their phones. that's there. that is good. make sure the dog or cat has a
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collar and tag. that's the ticket. food and water. cans are great. and water for people and pets. that's good to have. >> they are smart you don't have to log around the dog food. >> it will be relatively heavy but it will be fresh. tupperware is great f they have medications put those in there. >> and tell us about the storms she comes in because there are so many dogs and cats that need a home. tell bus this guy. he is a up for adoption. >> he is adorable and useful. >> he has a spring in his step. he is sweet. >> look at him he is ready. good advice, we'll put this on line. great to be prepared because
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you think about everything, you have to think about your pets. >> they are very vulnerable. >> thank you for coming in. >> thank you. time for a check on the commute. i know through a dog lover i saw you here. >> tigers adorable and well behaved. call in and give him a home a forever home that will be wonderful. >> i don't have great news to tell you about. we're dealing with a crash in howard county. and at columbia. more problems on route 295 a crash along the southbound lanes at if you are not traveling on the beltway. and route 40 everything is starting to congest. expect a slow ride all the way to 95. if you are traveling on the beltway here. different not looking bad here. all together 12 minutes a minute delay on the outer loop. 95 up to 83. that's a look at your time
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saver traffic. back over to you. it can be hard loseing 5 pounds, one guy dropped 330 in a year. that's a pound a day. he. >> he now weighs 474 pounds. he still have work to do. he walked down the street something he could not do before. he has done the work but nothing would have been possible without his cheerleader his wife and the tough love from his trainer. >> i used to be 804 pounds. i will never than way again. >> the short-term goals they're exciting and he wants to just keep on walking down the street. something he could not do before. >> stay healthy. waxing and injections, a lot of things we go through. guys don't do it but women do and they do it in the name of vanity. >> i don't want to hear it.
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>> but can you add this to the list. we'll tell you what it is worth it to pay to smack you in the face. >> didn't you say something about tough love. it looks like come in some places and it is october. details coming up. >> we'll take a picture in florida. they are bracing for sandy. we are, too. we have live coverage. stephanie rawlings-blake: voting for question seven is an...
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incredible opportunity for baltimore. jim smith: question seven will bring table games like... blackjack and poker to baltimore. stephanie rawlings-blake: you're talking about 500 new jobs. ken ulman: and increased tourism will mean more business... for maryland's small businesses. jim smith: and instead of marylanders spending... five hundred and fifty million in other states... ken ulman: question seven will keep that money right here. stephanie rawlings-blake: more jobs, millions for schools. jim smith: i'm voting for question seven. ken ulman: i'm voting for question seven. stephanie rawlings-blake: and i'm voting for question seven.
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when do you put up the lights. >> parts of texas is looking like christmas. some people say it may be a little too soon. and the mayor made her view clear in a tweet she calls the early holiday lights stupid. >> i say wait until after
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halloween it is around the corner. >> premature. >> i guess so. >> we want to hear from you. >> and you. >> it is too early. go to facebook leave your comments we are curious what you think. lauren is here. the picture was sent in by vanessa miller and donovan who is a fanatic. he is dreaming of a win. we posted it on facebook and generated a lot of comments. sign me upky catch it with my eyes closed. >> and next stop super bowl. that would not be too bad. >> we're enjoying them. i need some photos for next week so e-mail them. >> i like it. >> thank you. take a look at this a massage parlor is offering a
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new service the owner thinks it will be a hit with the customers. take a look. an ad for face slapping. you may be wondering what is that. >> and it is part of it but it is optymizing the fat and tissue and muscles that are in the face. >> paying someone to smack them. it lessens wrinkles and has results that last six months a person who had it done said there was no stinging and it coasts $350. >> what? >> listen to this the next thing the business wants to do is butt punching and firm and shape up your rear end. >> [ laughter ] >> got to tone it up. >> hit the gym. >> 350-dollars? >> exercise and sunscreen.
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that's not a great deal pgh if you see it take it. >> that's what the travel experts are saying. >> woman comes forward with a painful story of abuse. why she is now speaking out about a swim coach years later. >> these are live pictures out of florida t looks om mouse. the trees are blowing around. they are racing now. but they are seeing signs. and sandy will impact us. if they will stick around for halloween and the trick or treaters coming up.
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his job was to visit dangerous places but it was baltimore where he was shot and killed. we're watching sandy this morning. we're keeping you updated on the storm. the big story today is the weather. >> it has been following us doing everything she can to keep us prepared. the storm is over florida, right? >> not over


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